This Tired Old Truck

Old International Pickup

©Tracy J. Thomas, 2010.

Photo: 1950 International L50, Moscow, Idaho.

There she sat in a crumbling garage as if standing guard over the old abandoned farm.  Rusted metal, faded paint, and sagging bumpers; I could only imagine how sexy she must have been in her day.  Worn out and tired, she was dressed like an old country gal with her mudflaps on and wooden flatbed at her back.  I stood there admiring her last stand.  The hands of time and neglect had left her exposed to harsh elements; though she had weathered well considering.  She was a true classic.  The roomy cab that had sheltered her once adoring farmer smelled of engine oil, chewing tobacco, and a slight trace of hay.  I wondered if she ever thought of him as she peered out from her stall.  Waiting.  Time passing.  But he fails to come again.  As I looked through her shattered windshield I could only imagine all the things that she had witnessed in her time.  Oh the weight she must have carried on her back.  The bumpy roads.  The endless miles on her well-worn tread.  Up before dawn, her engine would purr even in the harshest of winters.  She had a job to do and she must have done it well.  This tired old truck with her right eye gone and broken axle in the back had earned her time to rest.

About tracyth76

I am a professional photographer, obsessed iPhoneographer, freelance writer and website designer located in Northern, California. View all posts by tracyth76

2 responses to “This Tired Old Truck

  • Tess Riegel

    I love your work and your words are so entertaining. What books have you written?

    • tracyth76

      Hi Tess. No books as of yet to my credit however I have published multiple articles in the past and my photography has appeared in several publications as well. My primary focus has been on photography lately as I am finishing up my M.F.A. in Photography at the Academy of Art University. I love to write and am planning to merge these two loves a lot in the near future. Please feel free to check out my photography website if you haven’t yet. Under “Portfolio” and then “Special Projects” there is a list of my photo book works in progress that will meld my photos and words together.

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